Lexington (859) 233-0371

Saratoga (518) 583-7273

Wellington (561) 383-5437


Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital currently has hospital-based veterinary internship opportunities at our Lexington, Saratoga and Wellington practices for the 2024-2025 internship year. We would love to help you start your career!

About Us

Rood & Riddle’s veterinary internship program was established in 1986 at our Lexington facility. The Saratoga and Wellington practices started internship programs in 2013 and 2017, respectively. The Lexington practice currently offers nine hospital and five ambulatory internship positions. Saratoga and Wellington offer three hospital internship positions at each practice.  

About the Internship

Each available internship is a 53-week in-hospital internship with a primary focus on surgery (upper airway, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, urogenital), lameness, emergency medicine, internal medicine and anesthesia. Interns at the Lexington and Saratoga practices can obtain more experience in specific areas of interest due to a tailored rotation from January to May. The primary goal of each internship is to provide a strong foundation for application to a residency program or entrance into private practice. The busy caseload and number of clinicians provide diverse mentorship and a unique internship experience not available elsewhere. After-hours emergency duty is shared between specialists, and interns provide assistance to the surgeon, anesthesia and technical support after-hours. All treatments, including after-hours and holidays, are performed by technicians. Outgoing and incoming interns are staggered to provide overlap and experience as the incoming class gets settled and trained.

Rood & Riddle is on the cutting edge of technology and is looking for candidates with enthusiasm to learn and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, challenging and fun environment. 


• Competitive salary

• Health and vision Insurance offered through a preferred provider with company premium share, available on the start date 

• Long term disability and term life insurance provided at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital’s expense (after 90 days)

• Dental, life, short term disability, cancer and accident insurance available at employee expense, available on the start date

• Professional dues/licensing fees

• CE stipend for a national meeting, including travel, meals and registration fees

• One week vacation, taken during the slower months and scheduled in cooperation with your intern mates

Additional Perks

Interns at any Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital facility will have the opportunity to work with various ages and breeds of horses, ranging from well-known sport and racehorses to much-loved backyard ponies. By joining our team of exceptional veterinary specialists and professional staff, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital interns will have the chance to work on many thought-provoking, diverse and challenging cases. In addition to the fascinating caseload, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital interns will join a long list of successful Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital intern alumni and make lifelong professional acquaintances and friends.  


Due to difficulties with immigration services and the inability to guarantee the obtaining of a suitable visa to allow work within the United States, positions can only be offered to citizens of the United States or candidates with pre-existing immigration clearance for the United States at this time.

No phone calls. Please use the form below to apply.

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